Conn. seminar to cover pressure-washing requirements

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Connecticut Marine Trades Association is hosting an environmental seminar at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in Branford, Conn.

The purpose of the seminar is to discuss the bottom pressure-washing requirement and agreement for Connecticut, and the recently rewritten general permit for the discharge of storm water.

CMTA has developed a memo of understanding/consent form with the state Department of Environmental Protection to handle the pressure/power wash waste water issue, but it includes certain benchmark dates, which will be discussed at the seminar.

The association has invested more than $50,000 in legal fees to ensure that rewriting the general permit for discharging storm water did not deliver a fatal blow to the recreational marine industry, association officials said. The application of the permit is broader, the requirements for testing have changed, the testing is more frequent, and yet it may be less expensive for the facility with the new permit.

The cost of attending is $20 for CMTA members and $50 for non-members.

Click here for information or to RSVP.

Related

ABYC Foundation Seeks Nominations for Educator Award

The award recognizes “an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians.”

P.R. Firm Rushton Gregory Signs ePropulsion

The Chinese manufacturer of electric propulsion products introduced a standardized lineup earlier this year.

Dometic Updates Pro-Trim System

The new design allows boaters to trim the outboard and adjust the jack plate without removing their hands from the wheel.

Brunswick Partners with Carnegie Robotics

Through the alliance, Brunswick aims to enhance its autonomous technology offerings.

Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

The group credits the senior vice president of government and legal affairs for “countless contributions to the protection and expansion of the recreational boating industry.”

Site Unseen

A website is often the first interaction a customer will have with a dealership, but it must provide more than an online brochure or they will click elsewhere.

C.G. Amends Documentation Rules

Federally documenting a boat now must be done every five years, rather than annually.

The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.